Q - 8/89
Included in Q Magazine's "Best Psychedelic Albums of All Time" issue.
Q - 8/99, p.138
"...the weirdest beast in the entire Beatles catalogue....As good an indicator as any that all the madness was about to end. It had to."
Paste (magazine) (p.60) - "With much better material and no forced concept to weigh down the proceedings, Martin's production work shines, particularly on the Lennon tracks."
A relatively unspectacular DVD edition of Magical Mystery Tour, the notoriously weird Beatles vanity project that began as a feature film and ended as a television special. The DVD transfer is taken from the same master as the 1988 videocassette release, and is adequate, but no more than that, with less resolution than should have been possible. The quality of the transfer is a bit variable, indicating problems with the source material. The sound is acceptable. Extras are a bit thin on the ground in this edition -- some newsreel excerpts chronicling Beatles efforts, a brief production history, and trailers for other MPI Beatles releases. Not the most essential Beatles item, and the lackluster presentation makes it even less so. ~ Steven McDonald